Like everyone else, I am surprised by today’s news from Rome. May Benedict XVI’s successor steer the Roman ship well.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk issued the reaction of the Russian Church.
Somewhat tangential to the news of the day, I offer a short B.B.C. story: “Meet Orthodox Vatican’s official court painter.” (The story’s title should be “Meet the Vatican’s Orthodox Official Court Painter,” but the B.B.C. evidently no longer hires literate Anglophones.)
We live in interesting times.